Bible Ballistics: BBs #89 Who Are You Voting For??
Well that got your attention!! Really I’m not writing about ‘whom to vote for?’ but rather I’d like to call us to better stewardship of our citizenship.
We worked an election recently and I was saddened that only about 5% of the registered voters showed up to vote. While this doesn’t take into account those who were sick or infirmed, it also doesn’t account for those who have never registered to vote. What does that have to do with anything, you might ask? Well, I think as Christians we have an obligation to participate in the civil process. It’s not only our heritage but also our calling as godly followers of Jesus. We are called to be salt and light in the darkness(See Matt. 5:13+).
Remember, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke
Matthew 7:12-14 says, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Not because it’s hidden but because they are drawn by the ‘broad way’.
We are to be lighthouses of righteousness in the darkness. To do the right thing toward others, regardless of the response!! To obey Christ is to treat others rightly. But it doesn’t stop there; we must understand that we will NEVER, yes I said NEVER, be the majority in this world. We who belong to Jesus have entered in at the ‘straight gate’—that only way to God, Jesus per John 14:6—which leads to life!! But what we modern day Christians often forget is that there is the “broad way” that leads to destruction/hell and MANY go that way, while FEW choose the narrow way!!
So???? Here’s our shot for today.
Do your part.
Be a faithful steward on the narrow road–
of our freedoms—
which we can loose–
unless we stand up
and stand fast.
Romans 13:7, “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” By our living testimony!!
We are to live right to influence the world.
Do your part!!
Leave the consequences to God.